Could be good news for Redskins

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Sure, Jason Taylor is a passrusher for whom offenses have to account. Sure Taylor’s a better player than Demetric Evans. But considering how big backs Brandon Jacobs of the Giants and Edgerrin James of the Cardinals have run over the Redskins for better than 5 yards a pop, having to replace the injured passrushing left end with Evans, who’s more of a run-stopper, isn’t the worst news for a defense that’s about to tangle with burly Marion Barber of the Cowboys.

Dealing with the Eagles’ Brian Westbrook — if he’s recovered from his sprained ankle — the following week would be more problematic, but then the Redskins face two more power runners, the Rams’ Steven Jackson and the Browns’ Jamal Lewis in consecutive games.

— David Elfin

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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